Written to have a good time the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the interesting tale of the monstrous sphinx that may be a spotlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic item for the Museum as an entire. The narrative covers the unique excavations and archaeological historical past of the Sphinx, the way it got here to Philadelphia, and the unforeseen ways that the Sphinx's tale intersects with the heritage of Philadelphia, the collage of Pennsylvania, and the Museum prior to global struggle I.
The e-book positive factors abundant illustrations—photographs, letters, newspaper tales, postcards, maps, and drawings—drawn principally from the large fabrics within the Museum records. photos of similar artifacts within the Penn Museum's Egyptian assortment and different items from the Egyptian, close to East, and Mediterranean Sections (many now not on view and a few by no means earlier than published), in addition to items in museums within the usa, Europe, and Egypt, position the tale of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a much broader context. The writing kind is casual and textual content is woven round the portraits that shape the spine of the narrative. The ebook is designed to be of curiosity to a large viewers of grownup readers yet obtainable and interesting to more youthful readers as well.